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ROVER 3 1/2 LITRE

4-door 5-seater saloon/coupé.

More colloquially known as the P5B, this was the old Rover 3-litre structure fitted with the light-alloy ex-Buick V8 engine and automatic transmission, much favoured by Government officials - even Cabinet ministers - for some years. Coupé was really no more than a low-roofline saloon, still with same seating. All had great dignity (and weight), ponderous roadholding, could do 110mph flat out, allied to about 20mpg. Solidly built but by no means rot-proof, they have become favoured classics today. Never directly replaced.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
3528cc (V8 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1967 to 1973  
Number produced:
11,501 saloon/9099 coupé